John Van Hoogstraat
, 63, was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head on Monday inside Stella Blues
, a south city bar he co-owned.
to a police spokesperson, officers found Van Hoogstraat at 3 p.m.
Monday inside his bar at 3269 Morganford, just south of Tower Grover Park
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Stella Blues closed for business
earlier this summer. Van Hoogstraat was also part-owner of the restaurant Three Monkeys
restaurant, a few blocks further north on Morganford.
An obit that appeared today
in the Post-Dispatch
says that Van Hoogstraat was the
"president/owner of Royal Gate Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, Inc. for 26 years and in the automotive business for 40 years and entrepreneur of other successful business ventures"
Updates to come....